Grokzone | Fresh News Headlines - Thursday 23rd February 2017
  • newWe Must Oppose the Kremlin-Baiting Against Trump
    Stephen Cohen, The NationThe bipartisan, nearly full-political-spectrum tsunami of factually unverified allegations that President Trump has been sedi-â?¨tiously compromised by the Kremlin, with scarcely any nonpartisan pushback from influentia…
    - 7 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 9:00pm -
  • newVoters Confront Republican Lawmakers at Town Halls

    Voters Confront Republican Lawmakers at Town Halls

    James Arkin, RealClearPolitics
    - 7 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 8:23pm -
  • newAmerica Is Afflicted With Loneliness
    Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, The WeekAmericans are sharing a drink they call loneliness. And too often, they're drinking alone.
    - 7 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 8:19pm -
  • newHow Not to Address Liberal Bias in Academia
    Megan McArdle, BloombergI agree it's a problem. I don't agree it needs a solution.
    - 7 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 8:18pm -
  • newCan a Free Mind Survive in Trump's White House?
    George Packer, The New YorkerIt's unclear whether Trump's independent-minded new pick for national-security adviser, H. R. McMaster, will be able to tell the President what he really thinks.
    - 7 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 8:17pm -
  • newWe're All Trumpatized Now
    Greg Gutfeld, FOX NewsTrump is the most human creature ever to hold this office. He's you and me. When he insults someone, he's often joking -- the same way we joke in lunch rooms and in baseball game bleachers.
    - 7 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 8:17pm -
  • newA Big-League Week in Politics
    David Catanese, US News & World Report
    - 7 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 8:16pm -
  • The Threat From Within

    The Threat From Within

    John Etchemendy, Stanford NewsFormer Provost John Etchemendy, in a recent speech before the Stanford Board of Trustees, outlined challenges higher education is facing in the coming years. Following is an excerpt from that talk.
    - 15 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 12:47pm -
  • What Our Children Show Us -- and the World

    What Our Children Show Us -- and the World

    Mark Salter, RealClearPoliticsOur daughter accepted an assignment as a Peace Corps volunteer yesterday. I’ll leave out the particulars of the job except to note she will be living on the other side of the world in a remote location without electric…
    - 15 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 12:37pm -
  • Losing a Fortune Often Comes Down to One Thing: Family

    Losing a Fortune Often Comes Down to One Thing: Family

    Scott James, NY TimesSAN FRANCISCO — One of Frances Stroh’s earliest lessons about wealth involved a game she played as a 6-year-old with her father: how to not be kidnapped.
    - 15 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 12:37pm -
  • A Plan for Trump's Feds in Chicago

    A Plan for Trump's Feds in Chicago

    John Kass, Chicago TribuneHave you forgotten the names of the three children—two girls and a toddler boy—killed in the Chicago gang wars just a few days ago?
    - 15 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 12:37pm -
  • Meet the 5 Trump Administrations

    Meet the 5 Trump Administrations

    Thomas Friedman, New York TimesIt should be clear by now that there are five different Trump administrations swirling before our eyes — Trump Entertainment, Trump Cleanup, Trump Crazy, Trump G.O.P. and the Essential Trump — and no one can predict…
    - 15 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 12:36pm -
  • Chaos? Trump Has Nothing on Previous Presidents

    Chaos? Trump Has Nothing on Previous Presidents

    Ed Klein, TownhallIf you get most of your news from the mainstream media, you might come to the conclusion that the first month of Donald Trump’s administration is unique in the annals of presidential chaos and incompetence. Rather than the “well…
    - 15 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 12:36pm -
  • Why Donald Trump Is Dangerous When He's Losing

    Why Donald Trump Is Dangerous When He's Losing

    Ezra Klein, VoxTrump's failures at governing feed his illiberalism.
    - 15 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 12:35pm -
  • Trump's War on 'Fake News' a Great Civics Lesson

    Trump's War on 'Fake News' a Great Civics Lesson

    Charles Hurt, Washington TimesPresident Trump is lashing out against fake news in what is quite possibly the greatest civics-journalism course ever publicly taught in America.
    - 15 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 12:35pm -
  • Why Trump Loves to Hate the Media

    Why Trump Loves to Hate the Media

    Robert Samuelson, Washington PostWASHINGTON -- There was a brief moment after Donald Trump's election when it was conceivable to ask whether he would strive to be a
    - 15 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 12:35pm -
  • The Media Do Battle w/Pragmatic New President

    The Media Do Battle w/Pragmatic New President

    Jason Riley, Wall Street JournalUpward Mobility columnist Jason L. Riley writes that Trump talked policy in his Florida rally, but journalists thought it was about them.
    - 15 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 12:35pm -
  • Trump Runs Aground on Reef of Reality

    Trump Runs Aground on Reef of Reality

    Scot Lehigh, Boston GlobeTrump now finds himself caught between a campaign rock and a governing hard place.
    - 15 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 12:27pm -
  • Why China Wants to Go to Mars

    - 19 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 8:41am -
  • Trump Not as Unpopular as Liberals Think

    Trump Not as Unpopular as Liberals Think

    Ed Kilgore, New York MagazineAre Trump's historically low approval ratings high enough for Republicans to avoid a 2018 disaster? Probably so, but there's not much room for error.
    - 19 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 8:40am -
  • How Milo Yiannopoulos Cracked Up the Right

    How Milo Yiannopoulos Cracked Up the Right

    Ryan Lizza, The New YorkerYiannopolous may have seen his speaking invitations dry up and his book deal dissolve, but the damage to the conservative movement has already been done.
    - 21 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 6:12am -
  • Wee-Weed Up Media Pumps Out More Fake News

    Wee-Weed Up Media Pumps Out More Fake News

    Joseph Curl, Washington TimesPresident Trump, in his extraordinary press conference last week, called out the media for its brazenly biased reporting. In the 77-minute presser, he dissected their stories, called out the incessant tone of anger and ha…
    - 21 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 6:12am -
  • These Are the People Trump Calls 'Enemies'

    These Are the People Trump Calls 'Enemies'

    Dana Milbank, Washington PostThomas Gibbons-Neff, a fourth-generation military man, deployed twice to Afghanistan. The second time, as a 22-year-old Marine corporal in 2010, he led an eight-man infantry team into combat. Two of his men were wounded b…
    - 21 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 6:12am -
  • Stop Chuck Todd Before He Tweets Again

    Stop Chuck Todd Before He Tweets Again

    William McGurn, Wall Street JournalMain Street columnist William McGurn asks: If Twitter is hurting Trump, what is it doing to credibility of the press?
    - 21 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 6:12am -
  • Why Kim Jong Nam's Death Should Concern Us All

    Why Kim Jong Nam's Death Should Concern Us All

    Charlie Campbell, TimeBeijing has one less option for reining in North Korea. That's not good
    - 21 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 6:11am -
  • Rousting the Anti-Flynn Cabal

    Rousting the Anti-Flynn Cabal

    Ken Allard, Washington TimesIn the anti-Trump media war, it is nearly impossible to keep the names straight without a scorecard. Barely had Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn's name faded from the news cycle than he was replaced by H.R. McMaster, another lieuten…
    - 21 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 6:11am -
  • Trump Beating the Media at Its Own Game

    Trump Beating the Media at Its Own Game

    George Neumayr, The American SpectatorOnce asked by an aide to respond to a letter to the editor from one of his critics, Vladimir Lenin refused, saying: “Why should we bother to reply to Kautsky? He would reply to us, and we would have to reply to…
    - 21 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 6:11am -
  • Sessions Must Recuse Himself From Flynn Investigation

    Sessions Must Recuse Himself From Flynn Investigation

    Sen. Charles Schumer, WPThe gravity of the issues raised by the events that led to national security adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation cannot be overstated or ignored. Revelations about Flynn’s contact with the Russians and reports indicating t…
    - 21 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 6:07am -
  • Is Anti-Trump Message a Winning Strategy for Democrats?

    Is Anti-Trump Message a Winning Strategy for Democrats?

    Josh Kraushaar, Natl JrnlThe emer­ging view among many Demo­crats is that Pres­id­ent Trump is so un­pop­u­lar, even in many GOP-friendly areas, that their can­did­ates simply need to run against the White House to win back…
    - 22 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 6:03am -
  • Democrats Face Fierce Urgency of 2018

    Democrats Face Fierce Urgency of 2018

    Reid Wilson, The HillNear a nadir of political power, Democrats across the country say their comeback must begin with key races next year — and warn that failure to make big gains in state races in 2018 will doom them to another decade in the minor…
    - 22 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 5:57am -
  • The Deep State Is Real. The Alt-Right Is Fake

    The Deep State Is Real. The Alt-Right Is Fake

    Ed Rogers, Washington PostHere’s a fact for the media to chew on: The “deep state” is here. As outlined in Foreign Policy, the concept of the deep state is nothing new. But the Trump presidency may serve as the galvanizing force that links some…
    - 22 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 5:57am -
  • Why Trump's Illegal Immigration Crackdown Will Backfire

    Why Trump's Illegal Immigration Crackdown Will Backfire

    Paul Waldman, The WeekHis latest witch-hunt won't stop terrorist attacks. In fact, it practically guarantees more of them.
    - 22 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 5:56am -
  • Trump's Russia Motives

    Trump's Russia Motives

    David Leonhardt, New York TimesThe mystery at the core of the Trump-Russia story is motive.
    - 22 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 5:55am -
  • Missing the Meaning of Trump

    Missing the Meaning of Trump

    Holman Jenkins, Wall Street JournalBusiness World columnist Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., writes that liberals desperately pretend that Trump's rise is a message from Russia, not voters.
    - 22 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 5:54am -
  • New Illegal Immigration Orders Are Tough, Not Harsh

    - 23 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 4:38am -
  • That Wasn't So Hard, Mr. President

    - 23 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 4:20am -
  • Trump's 'Deportation Force' an Assault on American Values

    - 23 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 4:20am -
  • Trump Beefs Up Immigration-Law Enforcement

    Trump Beefs Up Immigration-Law Enforcement

    Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPoliticsThe Trump administration Tuesday defended its policies focused on border and immigration enforcement, arguing that almost all unauthorized migrants pose a threat and potentially should be deported, especially if t…
    - 23 hours ago 22 Feb 17, 4:15am -
  • Our Miserable 21st Century

    Our Miserable 21st Century

    Nicholas Eberstadt, CommentaryOn the morning of November 9, 2016, America’s elite—its talking and deciding classes—woke up to a country they did not know. To most privileged and well-educated Americans, especially those living in its bicoastal…
    - 1 day ago 22 Feb 17, 2:23am -